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lots of books have to go and say. t.w. literature last. must reads. this is the news coming to you live from berlin and the death toll in sri lanka rises again to three hundred and fifty nine funerals are being held for victims of the suicide bombings on easter sunday now she lanka's government says it has arrested dozens more people with possible links to the attacks also coming up north
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korea's leader arrives in russia was first ever sunlight would russia's president vladimir putin in a standoff over north korea's nuclear weapons program is likely on the agenda. last remembering victims of the armenian genocide we need one french amin in women who says she's still coping with trauma two generations after her family narrowly escaped the killings. hello and welcome i'm honored to have your company. the death toll in sri lanka has risen to three hundred fifty nine after a series of suicide bombings on sunday the government has confirmed they will feel he has to pass on intelligence about possible attacks and says action will be taken officials also say they've been dozens more arrests in connection with the bombings
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a quick question in the investigation is rather the assailants got help from abroad including from the so-called islamic state. a country on edge sri lankan police carried out a second controlled explosion of a suspicious vehicle on wednesday that's ortiz are now trying to establish how the attackers were funded and if there were any international links but also i can say that this group. of some of these suicide bombers most of will. come from the middle of the middle. of financially void independent and place you know these great stable financially. this so called islamic state has said it was behind the bombings a claim officials are investigating the government must now explain why warnings about possible attacks were not acted upon on tuesday sri lanka's president
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admitted there was an intelligence failure. there is a debate about why the security forces of this country did not act upon intelligence supplied by a friendly nation. i must point out that the information received by state intelligence units was not communicated to me by the officials responsible how i'd been informed of details it might have been possible to take immediate action. amid the mounting questions the president has vowed to restructure the intelligence and security forces a decade after the civil war ended there are fears that the bombings could reignite underlying sectarian conflicts. for more i'm joined now by. a disk should leave the sri lankan government is accused of looking radical groups of these attacks what can you tell us about them. we don't know much
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about national. groups we're going to told it is accused of launching the easter sunday attacks the group. this is statues in the past but is not known for creating any major while into. the organization looks similar to many other. groups are. peers that the group is also inspired by. the global jihad to store going to shoot what is the norm about any international terrorist generous groups who may have helped them or they had contact with. well it appears that local islam is did collaborate with international jihad as a group so i think they have links to terrorist groups abroad. a small group like national duffy jamal does not have the capacity to attack multiple dog it's
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orchestrated. in today's world but it's not surprising that groups school mate and collaborate with foreign outfits if you want the so-called islamic state has said it was behind these attacks in fact it's even released a video of how credible it is there came. still investigating the claim islamic states. and its members of the easter sunday attacks. the docs also appeared to be groups like islamic state and. but i think the name needs to be investigated these kind of organizations also like to attract public city. i shouldn't that does not have a history of serious tension between muslims and christian minorities in the country can you give us some context here well attacks on christians have increased in the past few years but the numbers are not very high stood.
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at the minority muslim communities for articulate last year the government had to declare a state of seeing in certain parts due to such clashes. there's almost no history of trouble between christians and muslims so i believe that the conflicts in sri lanka more. religious based the decades long civil war which was crushed in two thousand and nine votes for the long back to make lines and not religious so that's what i i think it's more what is happening in sri lanka is more on the ethnic lines and not religious. asia desk thank you very much for that assessment. north dakota is leader kim jong un is arrived in eastern russia and if a summit with president vladimir putin this summit is in the city of talk it could be the first between the two leaders now mean topics include economic cooperation
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and north korea's nuclear program kim is concerned about the u.s. sanctions against his country band nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs russia has called for the sanctions to be eased. because one is covering this story for us and joins me now and let me first of all how skins reception in. well kim was received at the russian border with bread and salt which is a russian tradition for welcoming guests and he was also welcomed by an honor guard in vladivostok the city itself has taken some pains to prepare for kim special limousine they even dug out the driveway to the train station according to some media reports so that his limousine would fit through the gate there and they're also additional security precautions in place the summit is expected to take place
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on the island which is an island and a peninsula just off of all stocks and authorities have said that maritime traffic will actually be closed down in the area for the time of the summit this meeting has symbolic significance for russia of course which is trying to get an important more important role in the denuclearization process of the korean peninsula and to really show the world its importance on the world stage so if you did a small why this meeting is taking place now and what sort of expected expectations are bit of this summit. well russia has actually invited kim to come to the country several times and the timing of this meeting now is interesting and it is significant it comes at a time when talks between the u.s. and north korea have actually stalled there was a summit in february between trump and kim and north korean officials actually
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walked out last week north korean officials have been railing were railing against the u.s. secretary of state. and saying that he should be taken off the talks so this is really kim kind of showing the world and showing the u.s. as well that he has other diplomatic options now when it comes to expectations it's hard to know whether we can expect a breakthrough here this is the first meeting and the two leaders between the two leaders and they'll probably just be sizing each other up for now to do the little bit of both the relations between the two countries how much influence does russia actually have on. well in some ways russia could be a good intermediary in this conflict whereas the u.s. is seen in north korea as kind of enemy number one russia has historic ties the soviet union was north korea's first backer main backer its first ally but
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when it comes to economic leverage china of course has much more leverage because their north korea's main trading partner kim has come to russia as well looking for more trade opportunities so there could be some leeway there some way to get russia to get more leverage through the economic cooperation that they could the two countries could build but it is significant to know that putin will be going to china for an economic forum just after his meeting with kim and presumably north korea will also be on the agenda there. right emily share with. thank you very much for that. let me read it it's a monasteries making news around the world supporters of to demonstrate against the hong kong court's decision to sentence true democracy activists to as much as
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sixteen months in prison earlier this month the leaders of the so-called umbrella movement were found guilty of public nuisance for their part in protests five years ago. in me and mark hughes fifty people working in a mine a believed to have died in a mudslide in the north of the country the monte patently came from a collapsed reserve i used to contain material discarded during the mining process reports say three bodies have so far been recovered and more than fifty remain missing. malawi has begun the was first of a vaccination program against malaria one of the worst global killer was the vaccine should protect about a third of the children immunized while those who do crash malaria would suffer from a less severe form the vaccine took thirty years to be developed. u.s. lawyers are recruiting kline's to join possible sex abuse lawsuits against the boy scouts of america some states have amended oct considering amending this statute of
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limitations laws so that victims of long ago child sex abuse have a chance to seek redress in the courts. the united nations security council has adopted a heavily watered down resolution on sexual violence in conflict zones the measure was originally put forward by germany as the centerpiece of its security council president c. but russian and chinese objections led to extensive read rights before the us threatened to veto the resolution entirely critics say the end result does not do justice to the victims of sexual violence in war zones. women in syria are hinge a muslim women women in all wars throughout the ages allegations of rape as a weapon of war spring up wherever there is armed conflict rape is a war crime under the geneva convention but enforcing its prosecution has long remained unattainable german foreign minister high command has brought this issue front and center during germany's term as chair of the un security council. also
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coauthored an opinion piece in the washington post with actor angelina jolie urging the perpetrators of sexual. islands be brought to justice while presiding over the council germany introduced a resolution which would make it easier to prosecute rapists and help victims among its supporters not be a mirage the activist and nobel prize laureate who survived years of i asked captivity and rape in her speech she criticized the u.n. for taking little action after use e.d.s. came forward to describe their ordeals it was also not so if i think we were hoping that our testimonies would pave the way for bringing i asked to justice. however thousands of ideas solomons are free thousands are detained without trial they just don't know if we come here today to ask that those perpetrators of genocide be brought to justice or i'm an. i'm all clooney the international human rights lawyer
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who represents nadia and other war crimes survivors give a strong call to action against i.a.s. comparing passing the resolution to the trials of the perpetrators of the holocaust following world war two. excellent these ladies and gentlemen this is the your nuremberg moment your chance to stand on the right side of history. and to the thousands of women and girls who must watch i think members shave off their beds and go back to their normal lives while they the victims never can the council approves of the resolution but only after the text was watered down in order to get u.s. support washington insisted language referring to reproductive health be removed before it approves the text advocates have warned it will be extremely hard to enforce the diluted version ladies and a correspondent in the humphrey followed the meeting of the u.n. security council for us assessment. german foreign minister heiko mass called the adoption of this resolution
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a milestone moment but the text certainly was very watered down and that was at the request of the u.s. mission which took issue with the text mention of survivors access to reproductive and sexual health care the u.s. seeing that as a tacit endorsement of caution and so u.n. diplomats scrambled to remove the mention of that entirely earning some rebuke from other missions namely the u.k. france belgium and south africa all of which say that survivors of sexual violence should have the option of considering terminations of pregnancy in the wake of rape that said overall this is symptomatic of a wider charm campaign to remove financing for these issues we've already seen the trumpet administration in recent months take away funding to n.g.o.s working with survivors of sexual violence to carry out abortions so overall this is certainly
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a setback for how effective the resolution will actually be that was the freeze not turning to france which is taking part in international commemorations of the armenian genocide starting in one nine hundred fifteen turkey's ottoman government mass killings that claimed the lives of more than a million armenians france was at the time one of the mean see if he wins for them and is now home to europe's biggest median community and france announced earlier this year that it would observe commemorations annually on april the twenty fourth and. reports from the southern city of last see reach was the first port of call for armenian refugees. that's. incomplete she was born in france as the granddaughter for survivors of the armenian genocide she says she has inherited their trauma allegory salsa loss also gives your. as
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a teenager i began to ask questions about my background my grandfather had always told me about the village where he grew up it was a haven of peace until it was wiped off the map just like the yemeni and they were left with a feeling of injustice of having suffered collectively this has been passed on to me part of my heritage has been cut out actually more you must. do almost to our grandparents came to must say in the one nine hundred twenty s. they counted themselves among the lucky ones compared to the more than a million armenians who were murdered but ottoman turks but they also suffered much hardship is it is it. was more to be allowed only two of the fifty members of my grandad's family survived he was taken to a concentration camp he told me how he united into his sister's hands so that she would have something to drink as she died two he spent the next four years
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wondering from country to country ending up in must say in one nine hundred twenty four my grandmother's family were more fortunate they managed to flee but they lost everything. where were. they feel like many armenians they came from our say because france was known to take in refugees other because there was work as well as ted has made it her job to find out more about the past she's a history teacher and works as a volunteer at an ngo that collects documents about the armenian survivors but for her this is also a fight for justice. who. this helps me complete my identity. through collecting other people's memories i find the missing pieces of my story but i'm also an activist this was mass murder
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we have a collective history we must gather evidence of what happened especially since turkey still denies that there was a genocide against. wanted to be sure the community private about thirty other countries have recognized the armenian genocide france's move to establish an official day of commemoration is good news she says but more needs to be done. what if you have also a particular. alternate. this is progress as it gives the commemoration ceremonies a legal framework france and other european countries need to go further and create laws to make the denial of the yemeni and genocide illegal. the overall deal was the way it's incredible that still goes unpunished you know here on a slip up of three apologists. even such additional measures wouldn't fully satisfy astrid's only if and when turkey finally recognizes the armenian genocide will she
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be able to find some peace of mind. and they go to our correspondent ari and jones in istanbul during this is such a sensitive issue in turkey any signs that turkey will recognize the armenian genocide. absolutely not and five turkish president type heard of one in an announcement said that those who claim there was a genocide have no interest in in history and it's all because turkey steadfastly argues that there was no genocide that the armenians work killed but they also say many turks were killed in what they claim was a civil war they also go on to say that many turks across turkey's autumn an empire in the also suffered mass atrocities which were kin to genocide as well they say it was a very bloody time of history where all sides of society were affected but also there is a deep concern in turkey it isn't just about history there are a few years that if they armenian genocide is internationally recognized it would
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they open the door to turkey facing vast reparation claims from around the world and even claims on turkish territory so this is a very live and many perceive in turkey as a threat to turkey itself i mean they commemorations. living in turkey today yes there have been in fact they're going on for. a small numbers of turkey's small armenian community along with many turks as well have joined these commemorations to mark the events that have started today they've been meeting at places where the first armenians were rounded up and held and this all started around ten years ago and it did start underwent a prime minister it was a time when there pete there was a hope that turkey could finally look back on its history as a time of looking at what happened removing the politics removing the diplomacy and but those hopes are slowly now closing given the fact that now urged once minority coalition member is the national action party which was among the strongest
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opponents to any claims to recognize the armenian genocide so these commemorations now they are continuing but part of a process that it seems to be possibly coming to an end in the present political climate. thank you very much for the. i do apologize for the quality of that. not as it's widely accepted the one throws away too much plastic there's too much of it in our oceans and their mountains effect on land but what can be done with it now we've taken a look at an innovative way of recycling plastic developed by a dutch research and design studio their project is being realise in a park in greece. plastic recycled into a new form with a new function. elements in the greek port city of thessaloniki are part of a project called print your city. plastic waste as pop cycled as furniture from
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a three d. printer. the idea came from the dutch design studio the new rock. from greece as one of the project's founders. plastic is a mis understood material which is it's not the material that's the problem because i mean how we use it packaging for example. it might only be used for a few seconds but it never degrade so i could not but you know if we use it in some other way later we can change things and improve our lives. this is precisely what hopes to achieve with the project. the guy who designed the furniture to allow people to experience public spaces in a new way with different last years. rather than sitting right they can relax a bit more if they were sitting in their own living room. this is the feeling we'd like to put across and bring private living space into public spaces.
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anyone who wishes to participate can suggest designs online or select pieces of furniture from the various templates the ones that are selected most often go into print try to save the earth and i was so happy when i was walking through town one day and saw that a bench i had designed had been printed and then it's there for everyone to be. as soon as a new design template goes online the amount of recycled plastic needed for the three d. printing process was calculated automatically. at the zero waste lab a research initiative of the new raw people infest the nikkei can find out about recycling and deposit the plastic trash cleaned sorted shredded and melted down. and personally i don't like to just throw things out at all but it was sides i think we ought to have a responsible attitude toward our planet. after all we use its resources year by
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year. it takes about seventy kilos of plastic and ten hours to make a park bench from a three d. printer. nine of the colorful seats are given placed around thessaloniki center and more planned for eventually the idea is to spread them all around the city. the combination of recycling and design is proving a hit with the locals and visitors a lark. lips competition it's very impressive to see that you can transform waste into something a static in this way it's more you're picking up everyone can enjoy it and sit here with their friends it's a definite gain. nothing negative about it people the. end of the park benches never fall apart they'll simply be recycled it's a good idea and a sustainable one. here's
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a recap of the top stories that we're following feel officials in sri lanka say the death toll has risen to three hundred and fifty nine after a series of suicide bombings on sunday they've also announced dozens more arrests a link to the attacks and say they've identified more of the suicide bombers. and north korea's leader kim jong only has arrived. in russia for talks with president vladimir putin the first ever summit between the two leaders is set for tomorrow but the standoff over north korea's nuclear program lucky to be on the agenda. and don't forget you can always get news on the go just download from google play it all from the apple store that should give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can also use the the app to send us your photos and videos.
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they came to a wasteland and turned it into a paradox. a conversion to close of our land into india's only privately owned wildlife sanctuary today it provides a safe haven for a number of threatened plants and. next
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on t.w. . what's the value of a human being. about ten euro's in purely chemical terms. in this brave new world we're constantly being analyzed and revalue. are people nothing but commodities. what tell you doesn't individual have made in germany in sixty minutes. when the water starts rising people fight for survival was going to be a set up i get a bunch of ideas but when there's a flood water comes up to our waist when you're close faster everyone needs to but
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. the lack of water is equally dangerous. there's junk you can't see it will move south so they can plant crops and find food assistance. floods and droughts climate change become the main driver of mass migration you can the right any appeal going to peace matters if you want and probably most of them to come to . the carnifex abyss starts a full service on t w. hello welcome to eco india a sustainability magazine dead zones out of the problems leading out and bob and today to give you a bigger fuller picture and zooms into the solutions that can help tackle them so
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that you can make an informed choice on some of that michael coming to you from mumbai in india over the next thirty minutes calling.

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